Wednesday, September 24, 2008


1. I am babysitting for a friend a few mornings a week. She had a baby the end of June and had to go back to work part time. I wasn't sure that I even wanted to babysit. I've been babysitting on and off since Monte was little and this time around I just wanted to be home and enjoy Carter. But since it's just in the morning and not everyday I decided to try it. I wasn't sure how Carter would do either but he has done fabulous. There has been no jealousy issues at all and the only "problem" we have had is the amount of kisses he wants to give her.

2. I am still just working one night a week which is working out just fine thanks to the babysitting money, but between work, soccer, and basketball starting next week we have no nights free. This doesn't make me happy.

3. While driving past the library last week I realized Carter is old enough for toddler time. Yesterday was his first "class". He seemed to enjoy it.

4. Our washing machine took it's last breathe Sunday afternoon. There is nothing like opening up the washer to take out your clean clothes only to discover they are soaking wet and have NOT been washed. Our 10 year old washer was not worth the cost of a new motor so last night we went shopping for a new one. The one I wanted wouldn't be in for 2 weeks, and I thought about waiting, and hubby said he didn't care, of course since a laundry mat wasn't in his future, but the thought of a laundry mat for the next 2 weeks was enough for me to go with my second choice. Which will be delivered tomorrow.

5. The mosquitoes are TERRIBLE right now. I have like a billion from soccer practice Monday and they are driving me crazy. That will teach me to leave my bug spray at home.

6. A couple weeks ago I woke in the middle of the night and the first thought in my head was It's been 4 days since Carter has nursed! I guess we are weaning. He is weaning! I have some serious mixed emotions about it. I feel like he is ready, he is old enough, but he's my baby.


Blogger Mimi's Toes said...

That picture makes me want to go to the Lake after work today...I think the babysitting is a great way to pick up extra money and help your friend out. Your baby is growing up....

3:24 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

You sound so together!


3:51 PM  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

I was wondering if you were still babysitting! And it was so fun to visit yesterday. The sandwiches were EXCELLENT!


4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is such a pain to go without a washing machine! I had to go for a short 10 days when hubby broke the handle. And this was when I worked at Starbucks and NEEDED my clothes washed!
Yes, the mosquitoes are aweful! We went apple picking on Sunday but couldn't even enjoy it. We dove into the trees, picked as quickly as possible, then ran out of there.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

The mosquitoes are killing us, too! We're all bitten up...

8:38 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth F. said...

Your life sounds exactly identical to mine right now, minus the babysitting! We are super busy with Gymanstics and such. Zachary is "big" now and starting to make friends of his own and jsut recently weaned. I feel that every day is crazy and the weeks are flying by! I want to slow down just a bit.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Lynanne said...

Sounds like you've been busy!

I don't look forward until the day my youngest weans. :(

And hey, the mosquito is our state BIRD. Or at least it feels like it this time of year. All the rain and flooding we had probably didn't help.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Are the toddler times at the Library at all the local libraries or just the ones in your county? Ethan might love it.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

Mosquitoes? Still? ONe of the great consolations of living here is that all of the mosquitos are dead by this time a year.
It sounds like you're BUSY!

12:12 PM  
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10:40 AM  

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